Definition of Engobe

1. Noun. A white or colored clay slip coating applied to a ceramic body to give it decorative color or improved texture. ¹



2. Noun. A clay slip which is colored with metal oxides or stains, used for coating the surface of a pot either before or after bisque firing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Engobe

1. a white undercoat in ceramics [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Engobe

englobing
engloom
engloomed
englooming
englooms
englue
englued
engluing
englut
engluts
englutted
englutting
englyn
englynion
englyns
engobe (current term)
engobes
engolden
engoldened
engoldening
engoldens
engore
engored
engores
engorge
engorged
engorgement
engorgements
engorges
engorging

Literary usage of Engobe

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1. The Collected Writings of Hermann August Seger by Hermann August Seger, Hermann Hecht, Eduard Cramer (1902)
"The clays upon which the engobe is ordinarily applied when they are in the leather-hard condition, possess a varying composition at the different places of ..."

2. Transactions of the American Ceramic Society Containing the Papers and by American Ceramic Society (1902)
"4, a very good blue engobe was obtained, which, covered with No. ... Another method of securing a blue engobe was to add a cobalt solution direct to the ..."

3. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Charles D. Demond (1905)
"Glazes, both for hollow ware of all sorts and for tiles, are of three kinds, engobe, enamel, and transparent. The engobe is a fusible clay, felspar, ..."

4. The Clayworker's Hand-book: A Manual for All Engaged in the Manufacture of by Alfred Broadhead Searle (1906)
"If, on the other hand, the engobe rises up from the body with a blister-like formation, a cure must be sought in the addition of a greater proportion of ..."

5. Catalogue of Specimens: Illustrative of the Composition and Manufacture of by Museum of Practical Geology (Great Britain), Henry Thomas De La Beche, Trenham Recks (1871)
"Body gray with dark exterior; pattern in white engobe. Found in the New Forest, ... Paste white, glaze black, with pattern in yellowish white engobe. ..."

6. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"coating with engobe; : specif., slip painting. engobe, /. (Ceram.) engobe (slip or paste applied in a thin layer over a body of different competition). ..."

7. The Encyclopedia of Ceramics by William Percival Jervis (1902)
"A design being traced on the object, the engobe is carefully removed about its ... Sometimes the engobe is darker than the clay beneath, but usually it is ..."

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